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Growing up, making popcorn balls at Christmas was a tradition. My sisters, my mother and I would spend hours making popcorn balls with buttered hands. Even though our hands would be red from the heat
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Popcorn Balls

posted at 10/2/2008 8:34 AM EDT
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Growing up, making popcorn balls at Christmas was a tradition. My sisters, my mother and I would spend hours making popcorn balls with buttered hands. Even though our hands would be red from the heat of the syrup, we still looked forward to it. One year we added too much corn syrup. The popcorn wouldn't stick together, it just kept falling apart. My mom melted some marshmallows and we tried pouring it over the popcorn. It didn't work very well, as the popcorn was already coated with the syrup. We ended up with a very big gooey mess. Mom put the mess into a baking pan and put it into the freezer for awhile. We ended up eating it with a spoon.

Re: Popcorn Balls

posted at 7/23/2011 3:54 PM EDT
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IT sounds like it all worked out.  You still got to eat them.  Just not in round balls.

Re: Popcorn Balls

posted at 8/16/2011 5:50 AM EDT
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Any port in a storm?!

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posted at 8/16/2011 8:30 AM EDT
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Quick thinking Mom.

Re: Popcorn Balls

posted at 8/23/2011 1:16 PM EDT
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I bet they were good!

Re: Popcorn Balls

posted at 8/23/2011 3:04 PM EDT
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My mom always made popcorn balls for Christmas also.  she used molasses instead of corn syrup,  If she made them when it was too humid they would be sticky.  We ate them anyway.  When I left home, she'd mail some every year in the Christmas package.  I could smell them through the cardboard box.  I miss them now, and her too.

Re: Popcorn Balls

posted at 8/23/2011 3:56 PM EDT
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I tried it once ........ I made popcorn balls for my kids class at church.  Oh, what a mess - oh, so much work.  I doubt if I ever try that again.

Re: Popcorn Balls

posted at 10/7/2011 8:06 AM EDT
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Aren't traditions wonderful?

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